Bridging the gap in Aboriginal health – Time To Get It Right, Australia

Dr Pesce said the AMA is supporting the day near the gap will be held across Australia to encourage the government to ‘Get it Right’ to bridge the gap.‘The AMA urges the Government to develop its plan for Aboriginal health soon – the gap should be one of the main goals of health reform in this country,’ said Dr. Fish.

AMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said today that the closing of the Gap Day is a reminder to the government to move in the development of a national plan to achieve equality in health of a generation of aboriginal people.

Close the Gap Day this year highlights the urgent need for the government’s plan to close the gap in Aboriginal health in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Other authors include Edwin C. Oh, and John F. Robinson of the Center for the modeling of human diseases and Departments of Cell Biology and Pediatrics at Duke University and researchers from the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, departments of physiology and anatomy at the Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo and Molecular Pharmacology Group, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

‘A comprehensive long-term plan at national level must be developed and implemented in full collaboration with indigenous peoples and their representative organizations, and be based on agreed objectives and benchmarks for progress.